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Practical Equine Nutrition - Elsworth, Cambridge


Nutritionist

General Information

Professional / Company name Practical Equine Nutrition
Profession Nutritionist
Location Cambridge
Website Address https://www.practicalequinenutrition.co.uk


Specialities / Skills

I am a registered equine nutritionist with over 7 years of commercial experience (5 of which at two top horse feed companies Baileys Horse Feeds and Allen and Page). 



Qualifications / Affiliated Bodies / Regulated Bodies

I have an undergraduate degree in equine and human sports science and a Master’s degree in Equine Science. I have recently taken up a lecturing post as a degree level lecturer in Equine and Animal Nutrition among other areas at Writtle University College.

I have also achieved the status of ‘Registered Nutritionist’ under the Association for Nutrition (AfN). This is important, as the title ‘nutritionist’ is not a protected term in the UK, meaning effectively anyone can use it.  The Association for Nutrition holds a voluntary register of nutritionists: in order to join this register, your training and experience would have demonstrated that you have the knowledge, skills and competence to deliver the work of a nutritionist.

Further to this, I am fully insured and, not being employed by a feed company or supplier, can offer unbiased professional advice to you.



Description

Services I Offer

  • Nutritional Consultation
  • Extended Nutritional Report
  • Forage analysis*
  • Forage analysis report*
  • Soil analysis*

*Please enquire for further details

 

Packages can be purchased to use at any point within a 12-month period. Packages are priced per horse with an additional cost for each additional horse.

Package A: Basic £150 + mileage

Includes:

  • Initial 2-hour yard visit – including horse assessment and manual/visual forage (hay/haylage/pasture) assessment.
  • 1 hour follow up visit
  • Written summary report following each visit
  • Telephone and email support in-between the two visits.

+ £10 for each additional horse under the same management

 

Package B: Basic with forage analysis £200 + mileage

  • Initial 2-hour yard visit – including horse assessment and manual/visual forage (hay/haylage/pasture) assessment.
  • 1 hour follow up visit
  • Written summary report following each visit
  • Telephone and email support in-between the two visits.
  • Two forage analysis (NIR) with reports and subsequent recommendations.

+ £10 for each additional horse under the same management

 

Package C: All Inclusive (ideal for those with clinical issues such as laminitis, obesity, tying up and gastric ulcers) £350 + mileage

  • Initial 2-hour yard visit – including horse assessment and manual/visual forage (hay/haylage/pasture) assessment.
  • Two follow up visits lasting 1 hour
  • Written in depth report following the first visit and a written summary report following each subsequent visit
  • Telephone and email support in-between the visits.
  • Four forage analysis (NIR either full nutrient analysis or starch and sugar) with reports and subsequent recommendations.

+ £10 for each additional horse under the same management

 

A one-hour, single horse visit including a full horse assessment and written summary report £60 + mileage

For larger performance yards or studs of >20 horses please get in touch for a quote.

Expenses: 40 mile radius from CB23 included in cost. Beyond this 45p per mile travelled.

Please note, when consultations are arranged on the same day in a similar area, travel expenses and time can be shared.

 

What to expect from a nutritional consultation?

You will need to allow up to an hour per horse for your initial consultation.

The consultation will include a full assessment of the horse’s current body condition, weight, feeding regime and ration along with a summary report.

We can also discuss any concerns and aims you have for that individual horse.

After the consultation recommendations going forward will be discussed.

I will follow this up with a summary email (within 5 working days) where recommendations and comments will be presented in table form.

If you would like a more in-depth report or if there is a clinical concern that requires more investigation, an extended report may be required.

I can also offer specific advice for performance yards on NOPS, performance feed timing, travel and staying away considerations and body condition and weight tracking to identify ideal performance condition. For studs, I can offer advice on feeding for conception, throughout gestation and lactation also specific recommendations for growth and development, including growth monitoring.

I am happy to report back to or work with your vet on any occasion – just ask.



Further Information

Years of experience 7
Locations Expenses: 40 mile radius from CB23 included in cost. Beyond this 45p per mile travelled.
Prices See Description



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